June 11, 2010
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The Nebraska Board of Regents meets at 1pm today to discuss the latest on the potential move to the Big 10 Conference. Today’s meeting will start with the discussion of the resolution. At some point, there will be a closed session. Tom Osborne and Chancellor Harvey Perlman are expected to address the regents, who are in turn expected to have questions. Public testimony will also be taken before a vote on the resolution.
It is important to note that the Regents do not need to approve a move of conferences. This is a resolution which likely could be an endorsement of a move or a vote of confidence in Osborne and Perlman to proceed in the University’s best interest. It is my prediction that there will be an announcement today that NU is applying for admission into the Big 10, but there will not be an official announcement that NU has been accepted into the Big 10. The Big 10′s schools need to vote on accepting new members and no vote has been scheduled as of Friday morning, though it was disclosed earlier this week that votes could be taken over the phone if the Conference wanted to act quickly.
After the meeting, a press conference is planned with Osborne, Perlman, NU President J.B. Milliken and Regent Bob Phares. 1400 KLIN and KLIN.com will carry all of these events live starting at 1pm.
June 11, 2010
If you missed Thursday’s show, first of all, scroll down a bit. That’s where you can see the video for Jack & John’s “We Are the World” parody featuring Big XII personalities begging Nebraska to stay. The video has been so popular that it’s led to this blog’s busiest day in it’s history, netting just under 3,000 hits by midnight Friday. That’s getting into Chief Casady territory. There was a lot happening on Thursday beyond the music as well.
-We interviewed Barbara Allen, director of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the organization that serves as the Big Ten’s academic consortium, to find out just how uniquely Nebraska’s research and classroom efforts could benefit from the potential conference shift. She outlined the opportunities afforded member schools, including the chance for students to take classes offered by other Big 10 Schools remotely. Interestingly, Barbara said she had received no word pertaining to Nebraska joining the CIC, nor would she say that the University’s admission would be automatic upon acceptance into the Big 10. Hear the interview here.
-It was Dane Ross’ last show…as a single man. With Dane getting married this coming weekend, we asked listeners to offer Dane their best marriage advice which ranged to “never go to bed mad at each other” to “get used to saying ‘OK, honey’”. Dane will be honeymooning for the next couple weeks, so Kevin Thomas will be on his morning shift. Best of luck to Dane and Nicole as they start their life together.